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S 0784 General Bill, By J.C. Hayes, Bryan, E.J. Patterson and T.E. Smith
Similar (H 3229)
    A Bill to amend Section 44-51-130, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to maximum periods of treatment at alcoholic treatment facilities, so as to increase the maximum treatment period for outpatient care from one year to eighteen to twenty-four months; to provide that outpatient care may be a condition of release from inpatient care; to provide that the court, in conjunction with mental health specialists instead of the head of the facility, may provide temporary leaves of absence instead of trial visits; to increase the maximum period of judicial hospitalization in any event from one year and ninety days to two years and five months; to delete the special provisions for drug addicts; to provide that the provisions of the Section shall apply to alcoholics, drug addicts, and persons addicted to a combination of alcohol and drugs; to provide that a report based on case review be made to the court within twenty days from release from inpatient treatment; to provide for return within twenty days to a treatment facility without a hearing if the report indicates further treatment is needed there; and to provide that a patient must be granted a court hearing after the twenty-day period before he is returned to inpatient treatment during the outpatient treatment period.
12/16/85Senate Prefiled
12/16/85Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs
01/14/86Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-71
01/14/86Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-72

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